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Factors associated with patients' trust in their general practitioner: a cross-sectional survey.

By Carolyn Clare Tarrant, Tim Stokes and Richard Baker


This paper was published as British Journal of General Practice, 2003, 53 (495), pp. 798–800. It is available from only entryThis study aimed to identify factors that are associated with patients' overall trust in their general practitioner (GP). A survey of patients in ten general practices in the East Midlands was conducted. Most patients (76%) reported high levels of trust in their GP. Regression analysis showed that measures of the quality of the GP-patient relationship (GP-patient communication, interpersonal care, and knowledge of the patient) were strongly associated with trust in a patient's usual GP, whereas patients' reports of duration of registration with the practice, and proportion of visits to the usual GP were no

Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners
Year: 2003
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